A full day urban exploration photography experience with professional photographer Paul David Smith. We’ll spend a day visiting some abandoned buildings and interesting locations, all whilst focusing on improving your photography skills.
On this full-day 1-2-1 urban exploration photography experience based in Cornwall, UK we will cover:
- The best camera settings for urban exploration. We’ll look at aperture, shutter speed and ISO and how best to use them to get great shots.
- Using long exposures to shoot in dark environments. We’ll use longer shutter speeds in the darker areas to ensure enough light enters the camera and you get good exposures.
- Creative compositions to make your images stand out. Learn the composition rules and then break them for more interesting shots.
- How to put yourself in the image for unique shots. The best way to get a shot that nobody else can ever replicate, because you are in it!
- Learn your photographer’s rights, the law and important saftey, danger and risk information for urban exploration.
- Location scouting, how we find locations that are good to photograph from the comfort of our computers.
No skills are required to attend this course. The only equipment you will need to bring with you is your DSLR camera and lenses. If you own a tripod, please bring this with you too.
So long as you pay attention to our safety advice on the day it is perfectly safe to do and we would never put you in unnecessary danger. We’ve run this course hundreds of times with the only outcome being great photographs, not injuries.
This photography experience will start at 9am unless agreed otherwise prior to booking.
This course will start from our home studio in Newquay, Cornwall unless agreed otherwise prior to booking. Paul will then drive us all to the location together. We cannot advise which location we’ll visit prior to the day as Urbex locations don’t stay accessible for long periods of time so we’ll change them up as required to ensure the best experience for everybody.
Yes, we charge a flat fee of £50.00 per additional person attending this course at the same time.
I get a lot of requests for help with camera equipment recommendations, almost daily in fact and offer a Personalised Photography Equipment Recommendation service which you can find by clicking here.
Recommending a camera and the best lenses to buy really has lots of different factors involved in it which need to be investigated first such as what the equipment will be most used for, budgets, your expectations on image quality, your current level and aspirations, etc. Hence the above service so we can really drill down into finding you the best equipment.
Alternatively, some people attend my courses and borrow a camera from me for the day to do so, we can then incorporate this recommendation as part of the course at no extra cost. The benefit of doing it this way is that I have a lot of cameras and lenses you can try and see the difference between prior to purchasing anything. The downside is your not learning on your own equipment of course, so there are pluses and minuses to doing it both ways, it depends on what you think works best for you.